The Laundromat on 3rd January 2018 2mce-fm 92.3/94.7khz
8:00 – 10:00 (-ish) (NSW Daylight Saving)
Meadows – Joe Walsh – The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get
Burn The House – Flo & Eddie – Phlorescent Leech & Eddie
James Harmon – Waterfront Blues Festival 1996
Too Right To Run
Crazy By Degrees
Baby, Please Don't Go
It's All Right Now
Modern Numbers Game
I'm Leavin' Here
Headin' For The Texas Border – The Flaming Groovies – Flamingo
Don't You Lie To Me – The Rolling Stones – 2120 Sth Michigan Avenue
San Francisco Bay Jam – Jimi Hendrix & Stephen Stills – Stills' Basement
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (LP Version) – Episode 1
Trains, Brains and Rain – Flaming Lips – Hear It Is
The Ballad Of Jesse James – Bruce Springsteen – Missing Tracks 1
Scarecrow – Pink Floyd – 1966 – 1968 – Interstellar Overdrive
The Whang - Jake Porter
Frustration, Frustration - Betty Hall Jones
Fish Man - Gene Phillips
Stormy - Chuck Higgins & His Mellotones
Jesus Is Just Alright – The Doobie Brothers – Toulouse Street
I Said Goodbye To Me – Nilsson – Aerial Ballet
What Is A Young Girl Made Of – The Beach Boys – Lost & Found
Pacific Coast Highway – The Mamas & Papas – People Like Us
Can't Nobody Love You – The Zombies – Begin Here
Let Me Be – The Turtles – It Ain't Me Babe
Mammut Opera – Mammut – Krautrock
Hoochie Coochie Man – Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf
3rd January - On This Day In Music
Born On This Day
1918 – Maxine Andrews of the Andrews Sisters
1926 – Sir George Henry Martin – EMI record producer for The Beatles, Jeff Beck, America, The Little River Band, The Goons, Beyond The Fringe, amongst others
1941 – Van Dyke Parks – songwriter and producer. Worked on Brian Wilson's "Smile" album, played keyboards on The Byrds "Eight Miles High" and and produced albums by Ry Cooder, Randy Newman and Judy Collins
1945 – Stephen Stills – guitarist, keyboard player, vocalist, founder of Buffalo Springfield, co-founder of Crosby, Stills and Nash (and Young), Manassas, and solo artist
1946 – John Paul Jones (John Richard Baldwin) – producer, arranger, bassist, keyboard player for Led Zeppelin, worked with The Rolling Stones, Donovan, Dusty Springfield and Herman's Hermits
Happened on this Day
1957 – Guy Mitchell's hit "Singin' The Blues" was no 1 on the UK charts
1957 – Fats Domino recorded "I'm Walkin' "
1963 – Cliff Richard had no. 1 on UK singles charts with "The Next Time / Bachelor Boy"
1964 – The Rolling Stones performed at The Glenlyn Ballroom in London. Support band was The Detours (The Who)
1964 – The Beatles were seen for the first time on US TV when a clip of "She Loves You" was played on The Jack Parr Show. Billboard gave "I Want to Hold Your Hand" a spotlight review, saying, "This is the hot British group that has struck gold overseas. Side A is a driving rocker with Surf-on-the-Thames sound and strong vocal work from the group"
1965 – CBS bought Fender guitars for $13 million
1966 – Ron and Jay Thelin opened a Psychedelic Shop on Haight Street, San Francisco, specialising in artefacts of the blossoming 'freak' and drug culture which would make the city a magnet for youth in the next few years. It was soon copied by other entrepreneurs and heralded the hippy generation
1966 – The First Acid Test was held at the Fillmore, San Francisco. LSD was still legal
1966 – The Beatles performed "Day Tripper" and "We Can Work It Out" on TV show "Hullabaloo"
1967 – The Bee Gees had no. 1 on the Australian charts with "Spicks & Specks"
1967 – Carl Wilson recieved his draft notice but refused to comply. He was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for draft evasion but won his case after a five-year court battle
1968 – The Beach Boys' "Darlin' " entered the UK charts
1969 – Jimi Hendrix, while on The Lulu TV Show, stopped performing his new single after a couple of bars and launched into his version of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" as a tribute to the band that had split a few days before
1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Two Virgins" record sleeve, depicting them naked together, was declared pornographic in New Jersey, USA. Police siezed 30,000 copies at Newark Airport. A Chicago record shop was closed down for displying the sleeve
1970 – Davy Jones announced he was leaving The Monkees, a year after Peter Tork had done so
1970 – BJ Thomas started a four-week run at no.1 on the US singles charts with "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"
1970 – The Beatles recorded what would be their last song together, "I, Me, Mine"
1971 – The movie, "Performance", starring Mick Jagger, debuted in London
1972 – Gold record to Don McLean for "American Pie"
1972 – "If you can't smoke it, wear it" was the slogan for Quog, a US company which produced a cologne called Grass. Made from the essence of Cannabis Sativa, it "doesn't have the effect of smoking grass, but does have a very refreshing smell"
1973 – Rolling Stone magazine announced that The Allman Brothers had named Lamar Williams as a replacement for the late Berry Oakley on bass
1974 – Gold record to Jim Croce for "Time in a Bottle"
1974 – Bob Dylan hit the touring cicuit after an eight-year absence. Much of the 39-date / 25-city tour was recorded and issued as a double-live LP, "Before the Flood". 660,000 tickets were made available for the tour, and organisers recieved 6,000,000 applications. Dylan commented "six million, a hundred million, it's all an illusion. It doesn't mean that much to me, really. I mean, who else is there to go and see?"
1976 – The Bay City Rollers were no. 1 on the US singles charts with "Saturday Night"
1976 – releases on this day include Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver", Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show's "Only Sixteen", and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"
1979 – The Hype performed in Dublin. The band was later to be known as U2
1981 – David Bowie made his final appearance as The Elephant Man in the Broadway show
1981 – Charles Felton Jarvis – record producer, reponsible for most of Elvis Presley's recordings from 1966-77. Also produced for Tommy Roe, Michael Nesmith, Fats Domino, Jimmy Dean, Fess Parker, Charlie Pride, Carl Perkins, Skeeter Davis, Willie Nelson, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Maria Dallas and Jerry Reed
1982 – LP "Double Fantasy" and single "Starting Over" both top the US charts
1992 – Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr married Patsy Kensit at a Chelsea registry office
1999 – Steps scored their first UK no. 1 single with a cover of The Bee Gees' "Tragedy"
2000 - Luciano Pavarotti agreed to paythe Italian authorities £1.6 million after losing an appeal against tax evasion charges. He was worth £300 million at the time
2002 – Liam and Noel Gallagher topped a Your Home readers' poll as 'the celebrities you would least like to live next door to', garne ring 40% of the votes
2002 – Zac Foley (Zachary Sebastian Rex James Foley), bassist for EMF died of a drug overdose
2012 – Robert Joseph "Bob" Weston – briefly songwriter and guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, recorded with Graham Bond, Long John Baldry, Murray Head, Sandy Denny, Danny Kirwan. Died of a gastrointestinal haemorrhage
2014 – Phil Everly, of The Everly Brothers, died of lung disease